2007 Zinfandel, Jan Vineyard, Napa Valley
Jan Vineyard, St. Helena
- Triple sorted
- 11 days on the skins
- Bottled unfined and unfiltered
9 months in 75% used French Oak and 25% new American Oak barrels
15.1% by volume
Zinfandel is typically a wine that is meant to be consumed within the first 5-7 years of bottling. We recommend decanting within the first year or so after release.
The 2007 vintage was one of the best in recent memory. After a normal bud break, the valley experienced mild weather through the growing season with a slightly cooler summer and warm September. This climate resulted in slow, even ripening with a crop just slightly smaller than normal, and the highly desired small berry size. Winemakers across the valley are very excited about the 2007 vintage.
Classic varietal zin nose of wild berries, cranberry and pomegranate. Very lively on the palate with ripe fruit and balanced acidity, finishing with notes of chocolate and oak spice.